If Someone Tips Over By Themselves What Should They Do In Order To Get Back In?

If someone tips over by themselves what should they do in order to get back in? If you are close to shore, swim to the shore, dump the water out of your canoe, and get back in. If you are alone that can be a tricky thing that takes practice.

If you are close to shore, swim to the shore, dump the water out of your canoe, and get back in. If you are alone that can be a tricky thing that takes practice. Practice it in a controlled environment and warm water where you can spend sometime being unsuccessful. If you are paddling with other boats or a buddy you can do what is called a T-rescue, which is where the other boat drags your boat up over their boat bringing your boat out of the water. The water that was in your boat is now gone and you can flip the boat back over, put it back on the water, and the other boat steadies the boat for you while you climb back in there.


A canoe roll is riding the canoe after you've flipped over. When paddling in white water conditions this is an important skill to have and it's your #1 method of self-rescue.


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